A huge part of your wedding day is not only the memories you create but how they are captured for you to keep for a lifetime. To help you navigate the process, we’ve compiled a list of 12 must-ask questions that you should be asking your wedding photographer when deciding if you want to book them! Let’s get into it.
This one is pretty self explanatory and will probably be established pretty early on, but just make sure to ask this question and make sure they are able to shoot on your wedding day!
Every photographer has a unique style. Some may prefer candid shots that capture the spontaneous laughter and tears, while others lean towards artistic compositions. Make sure your photographer’s style aligns with your vision, whether it’s classic, modern, or somewhere in between.
Reviewing a photographer’s portfolio gives you a glimpse into their skills, creativity, and versatility. Look for consistency and a knack for capturing the essence of each couple’s story.
Some photographers work as a team, so this question is pretty important to ask to make sure you know who you are hiring! You’ll want to make sure you at least know who will be shooting your big day and make sure their style aligns with yours!
It is totally okay for your photographer to not have worked at your wedding venue, just make sure to ask about their process of scouting out the venue before they begin shooting. Some photographers arrive early on wedding day to make sure they’ve scouted out the best spots and others visit beforehand.
Film photos are coming back! If this is something you are interested in, make sure to ask your photographer if they shoot with film. Not all photographers do!
Get to know your photographers packages to make sure you decide on the one that is the best fit for you, as well as the correct budget!
Normally, this is already outlined in the packages but if you don’t see any mention of a engagement photos it doesn’t hurt to ask if it is included or not! Most photographer do include engagement photos.
Patience is tough, especially when you’re excited to relive your special day through photos. Get a clear idea of when you can expect to see your pictures and how the delivery process works.
This is a very important question to ask. On a budget or not, you always want to know what you’re paying, how much, and when.
Make sure that if this is something that you would need, that you make that very clear with your photographer.
While photographers have a creative eye, you might have some specific shots in mind. Ask if they’re open to taking requests and how you can communicate your desired shots effectively.
It’s time for you to hire your first vendor… your wedding planner